Cafe lunch stop.
This Sunday’s ride is a 38 mile route comprising of several loops in East Lothian starting and finishing at Fisherrrow Harbour Musselburgh, and stopping in Haddington for lunch.
Please assemble at 9.50am for a 10.00am start at Fisherrow Harbour.
On leaving Musselburgh we will hug the coast taking the path past the ash lagoons before turning left onto the B1348 and then right up past the Prestongrange Mining Museum. We will then make our way through the upper part of Prestonpans, cross the B1361 and follow surfaced tracks to Tranent where we will have a WC stop (6 miles). Thereafter the route takes us on country roads to New Winton, Boggs Holdings and on to Samuelston. Next we will skirt round the south side of Haddington, past Colstoun House, eventually to join Route 76 taking us into Haddington from the east (21 miles). I have booked a table at Diggory’s, which has a good selection of soups, sandwiches, scones etc. including vegan options, and will confirm the numbers on the day.
After lunch we return to Samuelston and shortly thereafter follow Route 196 to East Saltoun, then descend to Pencaitland before going on to New Winton and Tranent. We will climb Fa’side Hill before descending, crossing the A6094 and returning to Fisherrow via the path which crosses the site of The Battle of Pinkie (1547).
All of this route is on surfaced roads except for about a mile on the path which passes the lagoons. It should be manageable for all cycles though.
Here is the route: https://www.strava.com/routes/23366285
Be aware that short sections of the ride are along busy roads with fast traffic. Bring suitable clothing for the predicted weather, 2 spare inner tubes, pump and basic repair kit, snacks and drinks to keep you going. Please do not forget to check before you start out that your bike is roadworthy, especially the brakes. Always ride safely and in line with the Highway Code. In addition please be aware of and ride in accordance with the group safe riding guidelines at
On main or busy roads we must maintain sizeable gaps between groups of 6 or so cyclists and ensure the groups behind know which turning we are taking at junctions with the last person in each group stopping and signposting if appropriate.
The group will always do their best to help anyone in mechanical difficulty. However, you are ultimately responsible for looking after yourself and getting yourself home. Please carry emergency contact details both on your person (card in wallet/purse, ICE on mobile) and in your bike bag. I will also compile an attendance sheet. Please take a note of my number in case you get separated form the group: 07786 457 742 If you intend to be a regular rider with us please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details and a contact number in case of emergency, so that we will have your details available.
The forecast is for a moderate southwesterly, 6C, sunny spells and showers.
This ride is for members of UK Cycling. If you are not a member you are welcome on this ride although you will be expected to join after being on a maximum of 3 UK Cycling rides.
Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday.